Agarnaith

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Area.png Agarnaith
Region: The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Dungeon(s): The Court of Seregost
Lair of the Gloom-lord
Pits of Seregost
Landmark(s): Bhol Rûdh
Faltor Gâm
Kala-gijak
Lair of the Gloom-lord
Seregost
Viznak's Hideout
Settlement(s): Agarnaith Ranger Camp
Connecting
Area(s):
Dor Amarth
Mokál Rukh
Talath Úrui
Levels: Mainly 114 - 115
Resource tier: T11 - Doomfold
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Location

Agarnaith (Sindarin for Bloody Gore) is an area within the Plateau of Gorgoroth.

This valley east of Orodruin, between Dor Amarth and Talath Úrui, is one of the most dangerous places in Gorgoroth. It is filled by a dense, pestilent, and bloody swampland, at least part of which is named Grishbalt. The swamp and the valley walls are inhabited by diseased beasts, insects, and orcs. Even the plant life is twisted by plague, spewing red saps and vile spores.

Agarnaith's blighted nature is apparent everywhere one looks, but the environment is relatively less hostile in the west, near the road. There can be found mostly diseased boars, wolves, crows, mole-rats and swarms of tiny insects. Beyond Viznak's Hideout in the middle of the swamp, much larger sickle-flies, nerbyg, and slugs can be found. The swamped remains of a forest blankets the inner stretch of the Bloody Gore, and some of the trees and their tenders attempt to crush and drown any intruders.

The mighty fortress of Seregost, citadel of Lhaereth the Stained and her Stained Merrevail, dominates the land and blocks access to the even more deadly Mokál Rukh beyond. Guarding Seregost is the lesser stronghold of Kala-gijak, held by Uruks.

Settlements

The following settlements are found within this area:

Landmarks

These landmarks are located within Agarnaith:

NPCs

See list of all NPCs within Agarnaith

Quests

Agarnaith Ranger Camp
Viznak's Hideout
Bhol Rûdh
Viznak's Hideout
Blood-bathed Watcher at [49.0S, 32.9E]


Creatures

The following creatures are found within this area:

Ancient Evil

Creatures of Nature

Beasts

Critters

Orc-kind

Spiders and Insects

Troll-kind


Maps

Map of AgarnaithMap of the Plateau of Gorgoroth

Lore

This place was once known as the Broken Vale, and was where Sauron constructed the Blood-fort of Seregost for Lhaereth the Stained, the Lady of Blight, as a reward for her loyalty. At Sauron's bidding, Lhaereth brewed and bred her plagues and poisons in her fortress and among the woods of the vale, slowly poisoning the land. Her miasmas spread among the creatures and plants, tainting them all, and even the Chaydash river that flowed through the valley ran red, forming a bloody swamp. Thus the Broken Vale became Agarnaith, the Bloody Gore.[1]
Sauron's defeat has not stopped her work. Indeed, though she participates in resulting power struggle, Lhaereth still works on something to make Gondor pay for her master's demise.[2][3] This advice is offered to all who adventure on behalf of the Conquest of Gorgoroth: "One thing is for certain, do NOT stop to smell the flowers here as it might be the very last thing you ever do."[4]
There are not only evil and diseased creatures inhabiting Agarnaith, however. The tumults of the Dark Lord's fall have broken the long isolation of a most curious community: a hidden village of Drúedain. These Woses are the Red Sky Clan, and now they and their home of Bhol Rûdh are no longer sealed off from the Bloody Gore.[5][6]

References


Settlements and Landmarks of Agarnaith
Settlements: Agarnaith Ranger Camp
Landmarks: Bhol RûdhFaltor GâmKala-gijakLair of the Gloom-lordSeregostViznak's Hideout
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Settlements: Agarnaith Ranger CampLûghash, the Flaming SpireMagh AshtuRuins of DingarthUdûn Foothold
Areas: Agarnaith (Mokál Rukh)Dor AmarthLhingris (Cirith Ungol) • (Kâm Lagúrz, the Brokencleft)Orodruin (Sammath Naur)Talath Úrui (Ghâshghurm) • (Nargroth)Udûn (Cirith Gorgor) • (Durthang)
Landmarks: Barad-dûrDath NethrynDurthangEnnyn ÛrEphel DúathEred LithuiGrishbaltIsenmoutheMaegond SpurMithram SpurMorannonMordathNargrothRath CailSeregostTower of Cirith Ungol